Find the Best Flights To Myrtle Beach 

The Lexington Herald-Leader recently reported that Allegiant Air will be adding two non-stop flights a week from Lexington KY to Myrtle Beach SC beginning May 29, 2014. This is a really big deal for people that live in the Lexington area because Allegiant Air offers low cost flights, thus opening up the possibility of a shore vacation to families that otherwise would not be able to afford one.

Allegiant air flies non-stop to Myrtle BeachThe flights that Allegiant is adding are from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Myrtle Beach beginning May 30 and to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport beginning May 15.

Allegiant said it offered promotional fares as low as $54, one way, for flights from Blue Grass Airport to Myrtle Beach International Airport, on tickets that were purchased by March 11 for travel by Aug. 12, when the flights end for the year. On any of their promotional low-cost deals, seats are limited and other fees might apply, such as additional fees for luggage, etc.

Non-stop flights to Myrtle Beach.Allegiant Air offers low-cost fares that average less than $100 one way. In addition to the new flights being added there are flights from Columbus Ohio and Syracuse NY non-stop into Myrtle Beach International Airport as well.

They also fly from Lexington KY to several Florida airports including Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Orlando/Daytona Beach/Sanford, Fort Lauderdale, and Fort Myers/Naples/Marco Island/Punta Gorda.

We know how exciting this news is and you’re probably ready to make those long overdue vacation plans for your family now. When it comes for finding your accommodations, take a look at what we have to offer at Grand Strand Resorts.

Our Early Summer Special is a one day sale that will provide you with 30% off early summer weeks of May 31, June 7 or June 14. That’s a really big savings on a Saturday to Saturday stays but it’s for a limited time so hurry! Use promo code TAX30 when you book your accommodations.

Affordable accommodations in North  Myrtle BeachIf you want to stay current on our sales it’s easy to do! Just follow us on our Facebook page or sign up for our e-deals. We offer many different condo specials throughout the summer that permit you to save a bundle on a beautifully furnished condo in a great location along our South Carolina coastline. If you would like to talk with us about our vacation rentals just give us a call at 1-800-367-6515. We’d be happy to help you with your vacation plans!

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New Sports Complex Opens March 1 in North Myrtle Beach

March 1st is the scheduled opening date for the new multimillion dollar park and sports complex being built on Robert Edge Parkway off SC 31 in North Myrtle Beach. Located on city owned land west of the IntraCoastal Waterway the spacious complex encompasses a total of 145 acres. There will be a 12 acre area of lawn at the center of the park known as The Meadow. With more than 550 parking spaces available for attendees the Sports Complex is promising to be a very popular venue for all types of team sports.

Barefoot Resort Myrtle BeachThe park includes such features as a 2,300 square foot Veteran’s Plaza with seating, a 63’ x 30’ outdoor amphitheater designed to accommodate large performances, a 27-acre lake, and a privately operated Zip Line. There will be 6 baseball/softball fields, 8 soccer/lacrosse fields, 8 batting cages, 3 miles of walking trails, Waggin Tails dog parks, 6 picnic shelters, 3 playgrounds and a nature preserve. All sports fields are well lit for night play.

The event calendar for the sports complex is filling up fast with such events as softball spring classics, lacrosse spring training, ultimate Frisbee, IQA World Cup VII, baseball spring classic, soccer training and games. The official Grand Opening for the sports complex is slated for Saturday, April 5, 2014 and the public is invited to attend this exciting event. North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring the event.

Barefoot Resort Myrtle BeachThe National Collegiate Sports Invitational, which lasts three weeks and is expected to bring 60 softball and 24 baseball teams to the beach, will christen the complex in March. While the city of North Myrtle Beach increases their focus on sports tourism at Grand Strand Resorts we can still give you the best accommodations around when you’re coming to the area.

Check out our vacancies at Barefoot Resort Myrtle Beach where you’ll have all the comforts of home plus a whole lot more. When you’re done watching sports and feel like participating our Barefoot Resort Myrtle Beach can set you up with tee times on some of the best championship golf courses in the area. Reach us through our Contact page or give us a call at 800-367-6515 if we can help.

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Come Visit the Many Vineyards Located Around the Grand Strand

For the wine lovers among you we’d like to invite you to stop and visit the many vineyards that can be found around the Grand Strand region while you’re here. At Grand Strand Resorts we can offer you accommodations at the Ocean Bay Club North Myrtle Beach where you’ll be in close proximity to the local vineyards. We’ll tell you about three of them here.

ishot-2Boardwalk Winery, located at 1314 Celebrity Circle, Unit 168, in Myrtle Beach is located near the Hard Rock Café in the Caribbean Village at Broadway at the Beach, just across from Ron Jon Surf Shop. This small gourmet winery offers a variety of fruit wines ranging from dry to sweet. Come take part in a wine tasting. It’s an affordable way to try a variety of wines. When you purchase the wine tasting and a bottle of wine you get a free souvenir tasting glass!

Have you ever had a wine smoothie? Carolina Vineyards Winery at 4922 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, makes smoothies from April through October and it’s quite a treat. Wine tasting is available every day they are open. Available for purchase are dry, semi-dry, medium and sweet wines – most made from fruit grown right here in South Carolina.

Wineries near Ocean Bay Club North Myrtle BeachBelle Amie Vineyard, an operating vineyard open to the public, is home to Twisted Sisters wines. Located in the Grand Strand Area. Wine tastings are offered Mon. – Sat. from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Visit anytime during those hours to sample wines. They will take you through the five basic steps of sampling wine and how to recognize wine varietals by their aroma and taste. Every Wednesday is Wine Wednesday and they offer 1/2 price wine tastings all day. Be sure to check out their 2014 Festival Schedule for concerts at the winery.

If you’d like to make reservations at Ocean Bay Club North Myrtle Beach you’re welcome to do so right on our website or, if you prefer, by calling us at 1-800-367-6515 at your convenience. We’d be happy to help you.

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Romance for Two: Barefoot Resort North Myrtle Beach

Taking a romantic escape away to Barefoot Resort North Myrtle Beach very well be the most fun you’ve ever had as a couple. From the time you arrive and set foot inside your beautiful Barefoot Resort condo or golf villas to every activity and event you choose to do while you’re here — it’s going to feel like you’re on your honeymoon!

Barefoot Resort North Myrtle BeachThe Barefoot Resort North Myrtle Beach condos feature 2, 3, and 4 bedroom waterway condos at Barefoot North Tower and Yacht Club Villas with views of the Intracoastal Waterway, golf courses, and the Grand Strand. You’ll enjoy the resort’s 68,000 cubic feet pool — one of the largest in the Grand Strand area. Enjoy breakfast together on the balcony of your condo while you watch the sun come up each morning.

Head over to Barefoot Landing where you can enjoy two for one specials on entrees at Smokin’ Hot Grill & BBQ every Friday through February or at TBonz Gill & Grill every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to close through February. You can spend hours walking around window shopping or checking out the many specialty shops found here.

Barefoot Resort North Myrtle BeachWhen you’re looking for more activities don’t overlook the beachfront just because it’s winter time. Take a walk, hand-in-hand, and search for that perfect seashell to take home as a keepsake. Have lunch on the beach with a blanket spread out. Then go rent a couple beach cruisers at one of the local shops and ride along the waterfront at low tide. An experience not to be missed!

When evening rolls around, take in a show together at The Palace Theatre or Alabama Theatre and follow it up with a visit to the Hard Rock Café to listen to some music and have a nightcap.

There’s plenty to do around here whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, an anniversary, or just a romantic vacation away together. But if you choose to stay snuggled up in the comfort of your condo, we’ll surely understand.

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Where to Stay When You’re Playing True Blue Golf

If you’re coming to the area to escape the cold and ice of those northern winters and play some golf you’re going to want to know about True Blue. As one of the best courses you can play in the area it will provide everything you need to challenge your best game. Bring your buddies, bring your game, bring your best clubs — there’s nothing else quite like it!

Finding North Myrtle Beach condo rentalsTrue Blue is listed as the #6 “Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina” by Golfweek Magazine. Excellent course conditions with large fairways, elevation changes, and undulating greens will test golfers of all caliber. Carved from Native vegetation and a former rice plantation True Blue is a par 72 course that can play to 7,126 yards for all the big hitters. An 18-acre practice facility is available for you to warm up before your game. True Blue has a natural field and will give you and your group a great challenge.

available condo rentals North Myrtle BeachFor accommodations while you’re in the area, take a look at the North Myrtle Beach condo rentals we have on our website. From oceanfront to fairway view and plenty in between, at Grand Strand Resorts we can provide you with whatever view it is you’re hoping for. Enjoy the spectacular coastal views that you’ll only have from one of the North Myrtle Beach condo rentals that sit oceanfront. Perhaps you want to contemplate your next game and prefer to be located along a course fairway. It won’t be hard to keep your focus when you’re enjoying this view from your balcony as you’re having your morning coffee or the end of day happy hour with your buddies. Come experience winter time golf in coastal South Carolina. It’s where we really excel!

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North Myrtle Beach: Improving for Your Best Experience Ever

If on a future visit to North Myrtle Beach you get the feeling that something has changed — the roads seem wider, the view more spacious — you won’t be imagining things. There are $6.5 million dollars worth of long awaited improvements in the works for Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach.

Ocean Bay Club condo rentalsThe area first affected will be the widening of Ocean Boulevard from 15th Avenue South to 28th Avenue South. This project will benefit not just the businesses along Ocean Boulevard but also their suppliers as well. Traffic won’t get backed up due to trucks being double parked to make their deliveries to businesses along this stretch of road. When it comes to your tax dollars, rest assured they’re not being increased to pay for this. The South Carolina Department of Transportation will pay for this project at a cost of $3.5 million dollars.

The City of North Myrtle Beach and Santee Cooper are orchestrating and paying for a second project, also along Ocean Boulevard, to move all overhead utilities to underground. Pat Dowling, the spokesperson for the City of North Myrtle Beach said it is a way to help prevent residents and business owners from losing power during a natural disaster like a hurricane. The city and Santee Cooper will share the $3 million dollar cost of this project.

Ocean Bay Club condo rentalsThe underground conversion project is scheduled to begin in fall or winter of 2014. The road widening project in the same area won’t begin until 2015.

When you’re making vacation plans and looking for a place to stay oceanfront, consider the Ocean Bay Club condo rentals that we have at Grand Strand Resorts. These Ocean Bay Club condo rentals are 4 bedroom, 3 bath condominiums that can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people. If we can assist you in any way with your reservations please give us a call toll free at 800-367-6515 at your convenience.

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It Takes a Community to Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful

Many people that have come to stay in our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals in the past have commented on how clean the North Myrtle Beach area is. We’re proud of our town and beach and wouldn’t be able to keep it this way without the help of the many citizens that cared so much about the town they live in that a program was formed to educate and empower the community.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsKeep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful (KNMBB) is a community based program that enables members of the community to improve the environment, enhance the quality of life and experience pride in their community through beautification, litter prevention, and recycling. The KNMBB committee and commission are funded by the City of North Myrtle Beach through the Parks and Recreation Department. All of the members are volunteers.

The program has received many awards throughout the recent years. Their Committee meetings are open to the public and are held the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center. If you have questions or would like to attend the monthly meeting you can call (843) 280-5673.

At Grand Strand Resorts we’re proud that our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals are located in a community where the residents and businesses care about how their community looks. The city of North Myrtle Beach has developed a zero tolerance when it comes to litter. Their goal is to clean up the community, and they will not tolerate anyone littering. They’ve set up a litter hotline at (843) 280-5511 and encourage visitors and residents alike to call it if they see anyone littering. It’s only my methods such as this that they can education the public on the damage created to the environment when people litter.

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Best Things to Do Around North Myrtle Beach in Late Winter

For anyone planning a late winter vacation to the Grand Strand area you may already be contemplating what there is to do here at that time of the year. Well, the good news is that with our weather being so mild the two biggest reasons to come to the area will always be the beach and the year round golfing opportunities.

North Myrtle Beach resort with indoor poolsIf you’re making reservations to stay in a North Myrtle Beach resort you’ll be close to plenty of activities to keep you busy – just as many as if you came during the summer months, in fact! Your North Myrtle Beach resort alone may offer a water park, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, arcades, fitness rooms, DVD kiosks, and more.

Be sure to check out nearby Barefoot Landing where you’ll have over 100 specialty shops to browse through and many fabulous places to dine. It’s here where the whole family will enjoy Alligator Adventure, one of the largest reptile parks in the world. If you enjoy live theatre and concerts be sure to look into what’s taking place at The Alabama Theatre and the House of Blues while you’re here.

You won’t want to miss visiting the home of the official state dance – the shag. Visit Fat Harold’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach and dance the night away! Whether you’re new to the dance or have been shagging for years, there’s no better way to spend an evening!

Fishing charters close to our North Myrtle Beach resortFor an experience your family won’t soon forget, why not take a fishing boat charter out into the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Everything you’ll need will be supplied including rod, reel, tackle and bait, and a fishing license too. Captains of charter boats are usually very helpful and friendly and will share their knowledge and wisdom with those less experienced in fishing.

A relaxing fun-filled day can be had by renting kayaks, canoes or a pontoon boat and venturing down the IntraCoastal Waterway at your own pace, exploring the inlets and channels along the way. If jet skiing is more your speed, there are many places where you can rent those as well. There really are unlimited opportunities for having fun around North Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area. These are just a few of what awaits your arrival!

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Book Ahead to Guarantee Your Preferred NMB Vacation Rental

If you’re already thinking about this year’s summer vacation know that by booking ahead you can get your favorite North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for just $100 down. It’s true! Just book your rental before March 31, 2014. This is one of our best deals we having going on at this time that you really should take advantage of. We don’t force you to come during a certain period of time, either. You can schedule your vacation for anytime this summer but book early and you’ll save a lot — plus get the rental you most prefer!

Call now to reserve your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental.With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away this is a great way to secure an oceanfront North Myrtle Beach vacation rental where you can spend this romantic holiday weekend with your family or special someone. Besides, it’s a great excuse to get away to the beach for some time off!

The Barefoot Princess Riverboat has a special Valentine’s Day cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach that you won’t want to miss. The cruise will be held on Friday, February 14 at 5:45 p.m. and departs from the Barefoot Landing Marina. Boarding begins at 5:15 p.m. The price is $46 for adults and $35 for children age 2 to 12. For an additional fee you can upgrade your package to have guaranteed window seating, a red rose, and a bottle of wine. Reservations are required.

North Myrtle Beach vacation rentalIf you prefer to stay on land, Ripley’s Aquarium is offering a Tunnel of Love package featuring a 4-course dinner in an unbelievable setting, a drink and a beautiful flower. You can upgrade to include a box of chocolates and a strolling musician. The Tunnel of Love at Ripley’s takes place from 7-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13.

If we can assist you with your vacation rental booking please don’t hesitate to calla href=”http://www.northmyrtlebeach.com/” title=”When only the best North Myrtle Beach vacation rental will do.” target=”_blank” style=”text-decoration:none; color:black; font-weight:normal”>Grand Strand Resorts at 1-800-367-6515. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Know the Local Ordinances Before Checking Into Our Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals

We love our pets! They are family members. We get that! Some of us wouldn’t dream of leaving our pets in a kennel while we go off on vacation and will only stay where pets are allowed. That’s why we make sure we have some North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentals where pet owners will find comfort for not just themselves but for their four-legged family members, too.

North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentalsBut when you come to coastal South Carolina there are things you should know in order to be a responsible pet owner. Finding suitable North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentals where you can stay is just half of it. The other half is learning what the local pet ordinance laws are and abiding by them. Following are the animal laws for Horry County and the cities within.

Horry County
Any animal on the beach must be on a hand-held leash not to exceed six feet in length and under the control of the person having custody of the animal. Animals are not allowed on the beach from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1-Sept. 1. It is unlawful to ride a horse or other animal on the public beach or within public marsh areas within the county limits March 1-Oct. 31.

pet friendly vacation rentalsMyrtle Beach
Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times. No animals are allowed on the beach or Ocean Boulevard from 21st Ave. N. to 13th Ave. S. in Myrtle Beach during any time of the year. Dogs are permitted on the beach anytime from Labor Day through April 30. No dogs are allowed on the beach 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1- Labor Day.

Horses and riders are allowed on the beach within the city of Myrtle Beach from the third Saturday in November until the end of February, in groups of six or fewer. No “staging” is allowed within the city limits (access to the beach is through Myrtle Beach State Park), and riders must clean up droppings west of the high tide line

North Myrtle Beach
Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times. No dogs are allowed on the beach from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15-Sept. 15.

Surfside Beach
Dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time May 15-Sept. 15. Riding horses on the beach is prohibited.

Georgetown County
North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentalsHorses are not allowed on the beach March 15-Sept. 15. Riding horses on Pawleys Island or Huntington Beach State Park is prohibited year round.

Dogs are allowed on public beaches if accompanied by the owner and under the physical control of a leash or similar restraining device, or under the control of a responsible person to whom the dog is obedient on command. On Pawleys Island beach, dogs must be on a leash May-October. At Huntington Beach State Park, dogs must be on a leash at all times. In areas designated for the protection of endangered species, dogs and cats must be on a leash at all times.

When you’re looking for pet friendly accommodations, let Grand Strand Resorts be your first stop. We look forward to meeting you and your entire family.

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